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Orchid species: top 7 most beautiful orchids

Did you know that orchids belong to one of the largest plant families? This family consists of many orchid species, which with their beautiful flowers are also one of the most popular houseplants. It is therefore not unusual to wonder 'How do I know what kind of orchid I have?'. There are more than 25.000 species of orchids! In this blog let us tell you more about the world of orchids and which ones exist.

How do I know what kind of orchid I have?

With so many types of orchids this can be overwhelming, but thanks to their external characteristics, our tips will help you recognize different orchids. By identifying species, we look at the flower shape, leaf structure and growth patterns that vary with each species. We will explain more about this under the heading types of orchids. For example, you have orchids that let their roots grow freely in the air or orchids that have a striking lip. Characteristic of each orchid is that it stands out with its colors and patterns, which makes it special and exotic.

How many types of orchids are there?

It is estimated that there are more than 25.000 species of orchids to discover. The species range as epiphytic orchids or orchids that thrive in soil as a nutrient source.

  • Phalaenopsis
    One of the most popular orchid species is the Phalaenopsis. They are known for their elegant appearance thanks to the striking flowers that resemble a flying butterfly. This is why they are also called butterfly orchids. They have large, flat flowers with wide petals and a characteristic lip. In our nursery you will find the Phalaenopsis orchid. Do you want to brighten up your room with the most beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids? You can all orchids purchase via our webshop. And do you want to know how to best care for the Phalaenopsis type orchid? Then take a look at our care tips.
  • Cymbidium
    Cymbidium orchids have long, graceful flower stems with multiple flowers in different colors. The flowers resemble small boats and form an impressive cluster. The leaf is long and slender.
  • Dendrobium
    How do you recognize the orchid species Dendrobium? These orchids have slender stems with small flowers growing along these stems. They come in various colors and often have a soft appearance. The leaves also grow on the stem, between the flowers.

  • Cattleya
    Cattleya orchid species have large flowers with striking colors and scents. The flower structures are known for having a royal appearance and are often frayed at the edge.
  • Oncidium
    This orchid is a joy to look at. The flowers, as it were, dance on the stem. They are known for their small, many flowers on the stem. The most common colors are yellow, pink and brown shades.
  • Paphiopedilum
    If there is an orchid that stands out among all these orchid species, it is Paphiopedilum. You can recognize the orchid by the flowers that resemble shoes or slippers. They have striking patterns and come in various colors. That is why they are also nicknamed Venus slippers.
  • vanda
    A special orchid is the Vanda orchid. She can be recognized by her bunch of flowers, but she also has a striking appearance. Do you want to discover this? Read from the blog about the Vanda orchid.

Orchid Phalaenopsis species

You have now mastered recognizing orchid species. But which Phalaenopsis species are there? The Phalaenopsis itself is a type of orchid, which does not include other species, but does include different colors and shapes. In our nurseries you will find the Phalaenopsis orchid and we treat you with our wide range of orchids. We have classified our Phalaenopsis into different orchid families and will introduce you to them this blog how you recognize our families. Do you want a Phalaenopsis in your home? Then take a look all orchids in our webshop or visit a nearest one point of sale.

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Orchid species: top 7 most beautiful orchids

Did you know that orchids belong to one of the largest plant families? This family consists of many orchid species, which with their beautiful flowers are also one of the most popular houseplants. It is therefore not unusual to wonder 'How do I know what kind of orchid I have?'. There are more than 25.000 species of orchids! In this blog let us tell you more about the world of orchids and which ones exist.

How do I know what kind of orchid I have?

With so many types of orchids this can be overwhelming, but thanks to their external characteristics, our tips will help you recognize different orchids. By identifying species, we look at the flower shape, leaf structure and growth patterns that vary with each species. We will explain more about this under the heading types of orchids. For example, you have orchids that let their roots grow freely in the air or orchids that have a striking lip. Characteristic of each orchid is that it stands out with its colors and patterns, which makes it special and exotic.

How many types of orchids are there?

It is estimated that there are more than 25.000 species of orchids to discover. The species range as epiphytic orchids or orchids that thrive in soil as a nutrient source.

  • Phalaenopsis
    One of the most popular orchid species is the Phalaenopsis. They are known for their elegant appearance thanks to the striking flowers that resemble a flying butterfly. This is why they are also called butterfly orchids. They have large, flat flowers with wide petals and a characteristic lip. In our nursery you will find the Phalaenopsis orchid. Do you want to brighten up your room with the most beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids? You can all orchids purchase via our webshop. And do you want to know how to best care for the Phalaenopsis type orchid? Then take a look at our care tips.
  • Cymbidium
    Cymbidium orchids have long, graceful flower stems with multiple flowers in different colors. The flowers resemble small boats and form an impressive cluster. The leaf is long and slender.
  • Dendrobium
    How do you recognize the orchid species Dendrobium? These orchids have slender stems with small flowers growing along these stems. They come in various colors and often have a soft appearance. The leaves also grow on the stem, between the flowers.

  • Cattleya
    Cattleya orchid species have large flowers with striking colors and scents. The flower structures are known for having a royal appearance and are often frayed at the edge.
  • Oncidium
    This orchid is a joy to look at. The flowers, as it were, dance on the stem. They are known for their small, many flowers on the stem. The most common colors are yellow, pink and brown shades.
  • Paphiopedilum
    If there is an orchid that stands out among all these orchid species, it is Paphiopedilum. You can recognize the orchid by the flowers that resemble shoes or slippers. They have striking patterns and come in various colors. That is why they are also nicknamed Venus slippers.
  • vanda
    A special orchid is the Vanda orchid. She can be recognized by her bunch of flowers, but she also has a striking appearance. Do you want to discover this? Read from the blog about the Vanda orchid.

Orchid Phalaenopsis species

You have now mastered recognizing orchid species. But which Phalaenopsis species are there? The Phalaenopsis itself is a type of orchid, which does not include other species, but does include different colors and shapes. In our nurseries you will find the Phalaenopsis orchid and we treat you with our wide range of orchids. We have classified our Phalaenopsis into different orchid families and will introduce you to them this blog how you recognize our families. Do you want a Phalaenopsis in your home? Then take a look all orchids in our webshop or visit a nearest one point of sale.

Don't miss anything from Kolibri Company? Also follow us on our social media channels:
Instagram: @kolibri_company_
Facebook: @KolibriCompany

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